Metropolitan CC cruises into cricket tourney quarters

Karachi: Metropolitan Cricket Club overpowered Golden Gymkhana by 54 runs and made it to the quarterfinals of KCCA Zone VI Abdul Badar Memorial Cricket Tournament here at Afza Ground.

Faizan Khan batted impressively for the winning team scoring 96 runs with the help of ten boundaries and three sixes to help his team post 275-4 in allotted 40 overs. Saif Ur Rehman also batted well for the side scoring 74 runs. Golden Gymkhana was restricted to 221-10 in 36.1 overs.

Meanwhile, Northern Gymkhana defeated Late Ismail Jaffer Cricket Club by 27 runs here at KCCA Stadium and followed Metropolitan CC into quarters. Zeeshan Baig bowled lethally and returned with bowling figures of 5-31 to help his team defend a modest total of 156 runs.

Qasmi Gymkhana also made it to the last-eight stage after thrashing Taimuria Sports by eight wickets here RLCA Ground (North Karachi). Riaz Mirani played a whirlwind 114-run knock with the help of 14 boundaries and three sixes to help Qasmi Gymkhana reach competitive victory total of 244 runs easily in 29.3 overs. Mohammad Afzal (61 not out) also batted well for the side. Earlier, Dewan Khurram knocked 109 runs for Taimuria Sports.